Shubman Gill suffered a blow to his left arm while fielding on Day 3 of the second Test.© Twitter
India opener Shubman Gill has been taken for a precautionary scan after he copped a blow on his left forearm while fielding on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test against England in Chennai, the Indian cricket board said on Tuesday. Gill was fielding at forward short leg when he was struck by the ball on Monday. He will not be fielding on Day 4, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) informed and said that its medical team is assessing him.
“Shubman Gill sustained a blow on his left forearm while fielding on Day 3 of the 2nd Test. He has been taken for a precautionary scan,” BCCI tweeted on Tuesday. “The BCCI Medical Team is assessing him. He won’t be fielding today.”
UPDATE – Shubman Gill sustained a blow on his left forearm while fielding on Day 3 of the 2nd Test. He has been taken for a precautionary scan. The BCCI Medical Team is assessing him. He won’t be fielding today.#INDvENG pic.twitter.com/ph0GJsqpFi
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 16, 2021
Fellow opener Mayank Agarwal has been fielding in his place.
Gill scored a duck in the first innings and made 14 in the second innings in the second Test.
India finished Day 3 firmly in control, with England needing a miracle to win or even save the match.
After Rohit Sharma scored 161 in the first innings to help India score 329, Ravichandran Ashwin took five wickets as England were bowled out for 134.
Ashwin then starred with the bat, bringing up his fifth Test century, setting England 482 to win.
India are looking to level the four-match series, after having lost the opening match by 227 runs.